This morning we extend a warm and cordial welcome to our distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Bill Kilgore.

Dr. Bill Kilgore completed his undergraduate work in 1977 at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, MD; his Masters of Divinity from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI in 1980; Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX in 2003.

Dr. Kilgore served as a district pastor and as a Campus Chaplain before coming to Southwestern Adventist University in 1989. He taught Ethics, Greek, Homiletics, and Seventh-day Adventist Church History. During that 29 years, he led out each summer in the Field School of evangelism for Southwestern.

Dr. Kilgore’s passion is preaching, assisting students on campus and church leaders in local congregations who believe God has called them to proclaim His love and His coming in these last days of earth’s history.

Dr. Kilgore retired in July 2018 and in September 2018 he was granted the honorary academic rank of Professor Emeritus by the board of Southwestern Adventist University.

His wife, Leslie, was the school nurse for the Keene Independent School District for 27 years before retiring in 2016. They have two daughters, who with their families also live in the Keene area.

Dr. Kilgore’s message today is entitled:

“Are you counting your steps?”

The British daily paper, The Guardian estimates that by next year, 2020, 500 million people worldwide will have a method of counting their daily steps with iPhone, iPod, iPad, and/or Apple Watch. Your steps are one indicator of your physical health.

But your steps tell more.

What if you are not always proud of where your steps have taken you?

Today we will examine what Scripture says about our steps and the influence of the paths we walk.”